The midnight sun is ones of natures phenomena that takes place during the summer months in locations north of the Arctic Circle or south of the Antarctic Circle when the sun is still visible at the local midnight.

  • Around summer solstice (June 21 in the north and December 22 in the south) the sun is visible for the full 24 hours.
  • The number of days per year with potential midnight sun increases the farther towards either pole one goes.
  • Countries you can see the midnight sun Canada (Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut) Iceland, Finland, Norway, Greenland, Russia, Sweden, and the United States (Alaska),
  • In Norway, Svalbard the northernmost inhabited region of Europe, there is no sunset from approximately 19 April to 23 August.
  • At the poles themselves, the sun only rises once and sets once each year.
  • During the six months when the sun is above the horizon it spends the days continuously moving in circles around the observer, gradually spiralling higher and reaching its highest circuit of the sky at the summer solstice.